Iberia Express has guaranteed this Saturday that it will transfer 94% of the passengers with a ticket to fly with the airline in the period between this Sunday, August 28, and next September 6, during which the USO union has called the workers to strike. 532 cabin crew on the company's payroll.
The airline has already announced that for the remaining 6%, who will not be able to travel as a result of the strike, it will implement a flexibility plan to offer them the alternative that best suits their needs, either in the form of refunds, vouchers and date changes for your flights.
The company explained this Saturday in a statement that it has canceled 28 scheduled flights between this Sunday and next Wednesday. The affected routes have the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Seville, Santiago and Malaga as a round trip point. According to that same statement, 81% of the 3,700 passengers affected by these cancellations have already been relocated to other flights or alternative means of transport, and 19% have requested a voucher or refund, or are pending to choose the alternative that best suits them. .
Despite the fact that the USO union has already advanced that the number of flights canceled as a result of the strike of cabin crew would rise to 92Iberia Express has assured that it is still evaluating the operations to be carried out from September 1 to minimize the impact on customers as much as possible.
The company has again appealed this Saturday "to the responsibility of the USO union to call off the strikes and commit to dialogue in the face of social confrontation," reports the Servimedia agency.
«The constant commitment of USO to the path of conflict and confrontation that has been permanent since the beginning of the negotiations and habitual practice of this union in the sector causes us great concern. It is truly irresponsible and an abuse of the right to strike to refer to a new call when it has not even started. The current situation, if extended over time, seriously jeopardizes the company's reason for being and the future of all of us in it," Iberia said in its statement.